31 days in Calvados Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 16 nights
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Bayeux
— 14 nights
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Train to Eleis J.hebert, Ferry to St Peter Port, Guernsey, Bus to Guernsey, Fly to Exeter

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Honfleur — 16 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Attractions like Vieux Bassin and Deauville Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Ville de Lisieux (Les Buissonnets, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, &more), Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux) and Houlgate (Promenade Roland Garros & Plages de Houlgate). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Personnalites, and walk around Jardin Public.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur online route planner.

Exeter, UK to Honfleur is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Honfleur. In August in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 14 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Bayeux War Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, &more), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip maker tool.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Calvados travel guide

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Art Museums · Military Museums · Cemeteries
Taking its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast, Calvados caters to your every holiday whim in its prestigious seaside resorts, but the department is most famous as the landing site of Allied troops on the beaches of the Bay of the Seine on the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Located in the Lower Normandy region and created during the French Revolution, this department belongs to the Basse-Normandie region where the Battle of Normandy took place. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados, with specialties you can try at nearby shops and restaurants, including butter, cheese, hard cider, and Calvados, the apple-based liqueur that takes its name from the area. The department is one of the most-touristed destinations and biggest vacation hot spots in Normandy thanks to its seaside resorts with luxurious hotels and casinos, manor houses, castles, and quiet chalk cliffs all along the green countryside.
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